Amsterdam Travel Ticket

NS (the Dutch Railways) promote a travel card called the Amsterdam Travel Ticket.  I have recent seen it promoted at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. 

For €16 you can get:
  • 2nd class travel from Schiphol Airport to any station in Amsterdam (see stations below)
  • travel on trams, buses, night buses, metro and GVB ferries
  • also valid on the Amsterdam Airport Express (397) and Nitliner (N97) bus
It is great to have a one card for everything instead of having to buy each ticket along the way. So ease of use is the main advantage. It can be busy on public transport around Amsterdam and it is nice to have one card to scan in and out (check in and out) and not worry about having to buy each ticket along the way

Given that a single ticket from Schiphol to Amsterdam Central for only €4.30 (€8.60 return) unless you plan to spend more than €10 on buses/trams and ferry travel in one day it is cheaper to pay as you go! If you are coming and going to the airport in one day (as well as taking €7.40) worth of public transport it will also work out cheaper to pay as you go. 

Some ferry transport is free so, unless you plan to travel a lot by bus and tram in one day I would opt for point to point unless you don't mind paying extra for having a handy card.

There is also a €21 2 day option and a €26 3 day option available

You can read more about the card here: